Taken from the soundtrack of Danny Boyle‘s nothing short of absolutely bloody brilliant T2: Trainspotting, this new track from Edinburgh’s Young Fathers is a sheer joy from start to finish.
Credited as featuring the Leith Congregational Choir, the track plays over the end credits of the film and manages to be fist-pumpingly defiant, euphoric and spiritual all at the same time. No mean feat.
Along with fellow Edinburgh natives Stanley Odd, Young Fathers have done much to raise the profile of Scottish Hip-Hop acts, and famously in 2014 won the Mercury Music Prize for their debut album proper, Dead. Given the (deserved) acclaim the film has attracted, their profile will rise even higher with this track. Expect to hear this on a dancefloor near you soon. If you don’t, you’re in the wrong club – and you’ll want to play it on repeat. If you haven’t heard the group before, this is an excellent place to start. If you have, you’ll want to get your ears round this pronto!